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3 Homeschool Phrases That DRIVE. ME. CRAAAAZY!
3 Homeschool Phrases That DRIVE. ME. CRAAAAZY!

I realize I can be a bit overzealous when it comes to lifeschooling, but there are several phrases I see tossed around in the homeschool world that really make me nuts. Like seriously nuts!! These are the verbal viruses of the traditional school mindset that have crept into modern homeschooling and are part of what led me…

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The Beauty of NOT Getting It All Done
The Beauty of NOT Getting It All Done

I never get it all done. I never have and I never will. And guess what? Neither will you. Despite all those lies beautiful, perfect images of home interiors on Pinterest and Instagram; despite all the perfectly organized lesson plans and schedules on various homeschool blogs; and despite all the “highlight reel” status updates on…

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The Value of 'The Plan' - Keeping Family, School, and Business on Track
The Value of ‘The Plan’ – Keeping Family, School, and Business on Track

Homeschool planning…when you have a job, too There is not much point arguing against the cliché “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” At the very least, don’t you find yourself jotting down a “to do” list when you have a big event coming up? Or the holidays are upon you? My mantra these…

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How to Plan Your Children's Learning Based on Their Strengths
How to Plan Your Children’s Learning Based on Their Strengths

Oh this program looks so good!  And this one looks amazing!  I can’t wait to start this new science curriculum!  Are these words coming from my son?  Alas, no, they are coming from me (and lots of other mom’s I bet!).  We get starry-eyed looking at all the fantastic homeschool curriculum out there and can…

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I Run an Early Childhood Development Center
I Run an Early Childhood Development Center

So my title may be a little tongue in cheek here, but hear me out. All the hype these days starts them earlier, teach them more and you need a specialized place to do that. Children are beginning “preschool” or “early childhood development centers” sooner than ever before. This supposedly accelerates their learning and puts…

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What's on your book list?
What’s on your book list?

I like books, and I love book lists. In our homeschool, I try to encourage a love of reading in my children. At least one of my kiddos has latched on to reading whole-heartedly; he’d rather read than just about anything else in the world. He’s my obstinate student who is several years behind in…

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The Middle School Monster
The Middle School Monster

There’s this thing that homeschool moms never talk about. It’s called the middle school monster, and if you aren’t prepared for it – like I wasn’t – you may beat yourself up thinking it’s your fault. I LOVE my children! Truly I do! And I’m not on board the bus full of moms who are…

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Simple Finances for Kids
Simple Finances for Kids

When it comes to finances, we always think that that is for adults and as parents, we tend to push this behind and focus more on academics when kids are young rather than on finances. Teaching kids about finances is not as easy as 123 and at times can be overwhelming. So how do we…

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Lifeschooling + Entrepreneurship
Lifeschooling + Entrepreneurship

I realized early on that the traditional employment path wasn’t for me. I tried and tried again to make regular employment a part of my way of living, but no matter how hard I tried to fit in I often left feeling this is not for me. And I honestly, wondered if something was wrong…

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Purposeful Homeschooling
Purposeful Homeschooling

Lifeschooling encourages character, connection, curiosity, and creativity Once upon a time, I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. Lots of books and summers off sounded like a good plan. More than that, I had had a series of bad experiences in public school and I wanted to make a difference somehow. I…

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